Listen Up!

October 2006
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;10/20/2006, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p3
The article reports that in the U.S., 5 million children have damaged or harmed their hearing. It says that kids are listening louder and louder to music, television and computers. A fourth grader from Connecticut says she likes to listen to loud music while walking to school and wishes that she could listen to it during school. Scientists say that wearing earplugs or turning the music down is the best way to keep a sharp hearing. A poll question related to listening to loud music is included.


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